At what point does fitness become unhealthy?
At what point does neglecting physical movement become unhealthy?
In my 15 yrs of training clients i have worked with many talented fit athletes who i would consider fairly unhealthy although they had a high level of physical capacity in their sport. Usually these athletes depended on drugs and stimulants to continue performing. I have also had clients that have come in that Eat, Hydrate and Sleep fairly well plus don’t hate their jobs and have a fairly good relationship with partner, family, friends, etc but have very poor physical capacity.
In both cases bringing up the deficit improved the overall health of the individual, e.g the athlete stopped over training and devoted more time to nutrition and lifestyle. The person not getting enough movement started moving and improved their life. I guess the simple take home message is that Good Health is the balance of optimal thoughts, breathing, hydration, nutrition, movement and sleep:)